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12/05/2016 06:59 AM
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huerta233
Anthony Huerta



Hi,

The business reaches its peak during the Xmas holidays and it is also the most stressful for the retailers.

I read a blog on the impact on the supply chain during the winter holidays. http://www.3pllinks.com/winter...rehouses-supply-chain/ Everything they say is true. It's very hard to manage the movement of products from the warehouses and the different outlet we have and also for getting the orders shipped to us. It is said that 3rd party logistics can help in reducing the cost of the shipping and freight transport and help structure the supply chain management.

Our business has 3 outlets in Ontario and we are looking for a better management of the warehouse and freight. What is your opinion on opting for a 3PL service? Could they deliver better service and improve the business? Need advice.

Thanks.
09/01/2017 01:56 PM
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DevinSimon
devin Simon



Hey,
This is very true, Business reaches to it peak during festive season.
There is a solution to overcome this issue,integrating your warehouse, online shop witheCommerce Warehouse Management Software
The Anchanto eCommerce Warehouse Management System (eWMS) is a proprietary SaaS platform that is developed from scratch with eCommerce in mind enabling

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09/12/2017 10:06 AM
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Robert_Simonis
Robert Simonis



First, I have to say that I work for a logistics company that works as a 3PL, 4PL, and 5PL. Can hiring an outside company save you money: it depends. They bring specialty software for warehouse management and supply chain management and the ability to create
economies of scale when they can contract for large quantities of warehouse space, air freight, ships, cargo containers, etc. by combining the demand from several locations or even several companies. The less volume and complex tools you have, the more you can probably save. The more cross-border and intercontinental traffic you have, the more they can probably save you. If you do not have the ability to manage your supply chain in near-real time so you carry lots of inventory "just-in-case" instead of "just-intime", then yes. BUT: If you have a warehouse and you want them to do the same thing, but cheaper... probably not much opportunity.
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